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News 2017 April

Stories for April 2017

Sunday, April 30

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McDaniel College Launches 150th Anniversary Celebration

Throughout the 2017–2018 academic year, branding efforts, special events and community engagement activities mark the college’s sesquicentennial while honoring its past, present and future

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13-Year Old Nigerian-American accepted into Duke GIFTED program

The 7th grade student, invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious 7th Grade Talent Search in October, has gained admission into Duke’s Summer Studies Program

Saturday, April 29

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James Fortune releases NEW SONG and cover for upcoming Album DEAR FUTURE ME, Available For Pre-order Now

James Fortune released a new anthem "Dear Future Me", the title track to the much-anticipated upcoming new album Dear Future Me, available digitally along with the acclaimed lead single "I Forgive Me". The album is available for pre-order now, featuring 17 tracks, as well as featured appearances from Tasha Cobbs, Kierra Sheard, Isaac Carree, and more! Check out a behind the scenes video for "Dear Future Me" and preview songs from the album now!

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HBCU News:Albany State University names new head football coach

The Albany State University director of athletics has selected a new head coach for the university’s Golden Rams Football Program

Friday, April 28

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Directors of New Rodney King Film Talk 1992 Riots

Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin were both in grade school when the Los Angeles riots of 1992 erupted in the aftermath of a verdict that acquitted police officers in the shocking videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King.

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136th My Maryland State Fair calling for scholarship applicants

MY Maryland State Fair is currently seeking applicants for the Maryland State Fair and the Marlin K. Hoff Scholarship programs.

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Juan Dixon Named Head Men's Basketball Coach at Coppin State

Coppin State University Director of Athletics Derek Carter announced on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 that Juan Dixon has been named the seventh head coach in Coppin State University men's basketball history.

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Obituary: Elliott O. “Phil” Phillips, Sr., SFC (Ret.)

“Phil had his hands in everything, went everywhere and enjoyed every minute of it. I don’t think he ever met anyone he didn’t care for, even his slight acquaintances became his friends. We’ve traveled in Europe many times since his retirement from the Army in 1985 and have run into retired military in the most remote villages who recognized him instantly. Here, in the states at various airports changing planes, we have run into people who knew him.” — Juanita B. Phillips, wife

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Committed volunteer receives financial education award

Tisa Silver Canady was honored with the Maryland CASH campaign’s 2017 Community Champion Award recently.

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Nonprofit, It Takes Two, Inc. Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

The scholarship season for applicants in Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City is now open

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Comcast Cares Day Volunteers Spruce Up Park and Rec Center

Throughout the United States and in 20 other countries, Comcast Cares Day was a hit

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The Look that Gave Birth to A Mother’s Cry

Millie Brown is the Founder of A Mother’s Cry, which supports mothers who have lost their children to violence.

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Chesapeake Life Center’s Emily Schindler lecture focuses on substance abuse

Chesapeake Life Center invites the community to the 12th annual Emily Schindler Memorial Lecture, “Navigating the Substance Abuse Continuum: Replacing Stigma through Understanding.”

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Front Page:Comcast Cares Day Volunteers Spruce Up Park and Rec Center

Mayor Catherine Pugh joined youth volunteers to paint a mural inside the Farring Baybrook Recreation Center

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Applications are being accepted for Fall 2017 WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium

Hospitals are encouraged to nominate patients for nationally-renowned training program for women living with heart disease

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Environmental justice must be a national priority

Against public sentiment, President Trump has prioritized rolling back environmental regulations, from emissions rules for power plants to the mandate that federal decision-making must take into consideration climate change impacts.

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Why Early Learning Matters

The quality of an early education can influence the opportunities for a young child’s success in school and life.

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Art installation encourages reflection about Segregation Era, 21st Century Race Relations

Artists Andrew Keiper and Tiffany Jones whose work is part of the “Everyday Utopias” art installation on display in Druid Hill Park in Baltimore City until Sunday, May 7, 2017.

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Baltimore & Me:Community Policing: Outreach minister serves BPD as civilian chaplain

This Part II of a three part series about Community Policing

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32nd Fallen Heroes Day honors police, firefighters killed in line of duty

This year’s Fallen Heroes Day ceremony will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens located at 200 East Padonia Road in Timonium at at 1 p.m.

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Millennials pay it forward with startup

In February this year, Ashley Grimes (left), and Destiny Jones (right) founded The Millennial Entrepreneur Network, LLC.

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Caribbean author debuts children’s fantasy book at African American Children’s Book Fair

“Exciting and fun filled…The tale is emotionally alive with vivid, engaging characters,memorable scenes, full of magic and light…Sprinkled with beautiful prose and descriptions.” – 2016 Burt Award Judges

Thursday, April 27

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Shea Moisture CEO defend need to expand brand share despite ad controversy on social media

In part two of an exclusive News One Now interview, host and managing editor Roland Martin spoke with Richelieu Dennis, founder and CEO of Shea Moisture parent company Sundial Brands, about the original intent of the ad posted on Shea Moisture’s Facebook page which sparked a social media frenzy on Monday. Dennis explained that the video, which depicts white women and a fair-skinned person of color, is one in a series of 24 videos that were planned to discuss the varying needs of hair-types and the products that could solve that. Dennis maintains the need to expand the brand to reach a larger consumer pool stems from the increasing competition the company is facing from national brands seeking market share and shelf space in the ethnic hair care market.

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Exhibition curated by MICA students showcases art by current, former prisoners

Students in the Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA) Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS) present “American Made: Mass Production/Mass Incarceration,” an exhibition and reading room that showcases photography, zines, video and other visual art forms produced by current and former prisoners that examines concepts of mass production and forced labor in prisons.

Brigance Brigade Foundation’s 4th annual 5.7K Championship Race at Canton Waterfront Park

This Sunday, April 30th marks the Brigance Brigade Foundation’s 4th annual 5.7K Championship Race at Canton Waterfront Park in Baltimore, MD. This event not only kicks off ALS Awareness Month (May,) but also honors Founder O.J. Brigance’s decade of strength living with ALS. Many notable current and former Baltimore Ravens will be in attendance.

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PTSD risk may be passed down through our DNA

Christal Presley considers herself a survivor of the Vietnam War, even though the war ended years before she was born.

Wednesday, April 26

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HBCU News:Women's Golf Selection Show To Take Place Thursday

Southwestern Athletic Conference women’s golf champion, Texas Southern and individual medalist Chanelle Avaricio of Alabama State will find out where they will be competing in the NCAA women’s golf championships

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HBCU Round-Up: SWAC Baseball Recaps: April 25

Prairie View struggled in a 17-4 loss to Incarnate Word on Tuesday.

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Beyond a Dream Youth Conference at Goucher College May 13

The Be Org (Be.) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit youth development organization dedicated to serving the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. The organization’s mission is to encourage and nurture youth to live above their socially-imposed limitations; to develop their character, talents, and leadership skills, allowing them to go beyond a dream and achieve remarkable excellence.

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Does saturated fats clog your arteries? Controversial paper says 'no'

It is common knowledge supported by health experts, the American Heart Association and the World Heart Federation: Eating saturated fats will cause plaque to build up in the arteries, which then harden, and ultimately leads to coronary heart disease. To prevent heart disease, the association and federation both recommend a diet low in saturated fats, the animal-based fats found in beef, pork, chicken, butter and cheese, among other foods.

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Why teen mental health experts are focused on '13 Reasons Why'

Alexa Curtis, 19, laid her laptop on her dinner table and took a deep breath.

Tuesday, April 25

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HBCU Round-Up:MEAC Announces Weekly Softball Honors

Hampton freshman Brianna Anderson was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Softball Player of the Week

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HBCU Round-Up: April 21-23 Weekend Outdoor Track and Field Update

The Morgan State men's track & field team captured second place in the 14th Annual MSU Legacy Track Meet at a rain-soaked Hughes Stadium on the campus of Morgan State University.

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Remembering History and Black Public Health Champions during National Minority Health Month (BPRW)

In April of 1915, Booker T. Washington proposed “National Negro Health Week," recognizing that "without health and long life, all else fails.” His idea gradually evolved into observing the month of April as National Minority Health Month to raise awareness and eventually help eliminate the health disparities facing racial and ethnic minorities.

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Rebuilding Together Baltimore to Transform 11 Homes on Saturday April 29th

Rebuilding Together, a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing that provides low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, is celebrating its annual National Rebuilding Month this April. Nearly 40,000 volunteers will serve in more than 1,600 affiliate-led rebuild projects throughout National Rebuilding Month.

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It's "Mann vs. WoMann" on the next episode of The Manns - Tuesday, April 25

The Mann Clan stage a Battle of the Sexes on the next episode of The Manns airing Tuesday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET on TV One.

Monday, April 24

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Celebration Week Commemorating Coretta Scott King's 90th Birthday: April 21-29, 2017

The Inaugural Coretta Scott King Birthday Social Justice Service is Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Howard University's Rankin Chapel, starting at 1 p.m.

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Educator Says Saving Black Girls at the Core of Her Sister-Friend Mentorship Program

At 90 years young, Chicago educator Dr. Joyce Clark says she's just getting started in her mission to help save Black girls. With the launch of Sister-Friend Intergenerational Mentorship Program, Clark is hoping to empower girls of African ancestry by helping them see the links between historical events and things that are happening today.

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Jalapeno-flavored chips recalled over Salmonella fear

Frito-Lay is recalling two jalapeño-flavored potato chip products over fears of Salmonella contamination.

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The next great medical innovations that could save children

What medical advancements could save the lives of our children in the future? That's the question members of the American Academy of Pediatrics asked themselves. Their answers were published last week in the journal Pediatrics.

Sunday, April 23

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United Way of Central Maryland Announces “Philanthropic Five” Award Winners

United Way of Central Maryland will recognize this year’s “Philanthropic Five” award winners at its sixth annual Emerging Leaders United (ELU) Young Professionals Conference on Friday, May 5.

Friday, April 21

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Rambling Rose: Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events to celebrate spring in the Baltimore Area for the next two weeks

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Remember the Chibok Girls!

On Thursday, April 14, 2017, the world marked three years since Boko Haram terrorists burst into dormitory rooms at the Government Secondary School in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok and kidnapped nearly 300 girls simply because they dared to get an education.

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BGE Marks 10th Annual National Safe Digging Month

Company reminds customers to call 811 before you dig

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Community Policing in Baltimore: Faith-based leaders join forces with police in prayer, outreach

A preacher's kid, Angel Williams wasn't “in the streets,” but having grown up in Baltimore’s infamous Park Heights community, she’s very familiar with how to move through them without being of them.

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Life in Baltimore: Polishing Our Pearls in Charm City

AKAs to host 86th North Atlantic Regional Conference in Baltimore

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Nikki Giovanni says everyone needs ‘A Good Cry’

Contradiction can be a good thing— sometimes. At least that’s a working theory of famed poet, activist, educator and author Nikki Giovanni

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Former Vice President Joe Biden to Keynote MSU’s 141st Spring Commencement

Ceremony Will Highlight MSU’s 150th Year. Morgan State has awarded more than 50,000 academic degrees during its 150-year history.

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Celebrate National Arbor Day with 10 free shade trees by joining Arbor Day Foundation

National Arbor Day is Friday, April 28, this year, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual tree-planting holiday.

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Freeway to perform at Kidney Walk

Hip Hop artist Freeway, best known for his role as an artist on Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records label, will be the celebrity ambassador during the 15th anniversary of the Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

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Ozzie Newsome could tap Alabama pipeline once again in 2017 NFL Draft

The Baltimore Ravens are approaching the 2017 NFL Draft with a few holes to fill.

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Towson’s Hussman Center hires dedicated volunteer

Approximately 50,000 youth with autism transition each year to adulthood and only half of them continue with formal education or enter the workforce after high school.

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Historic Diggs-Johnson Museum to Host Special Presentation

The Diggs-Johnson Museum will host a power point presentation on the 40 historic African-American communities of Baltimore County on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Wednesday, April 19

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That song doesn't mean what you think

At this very moment, there's a couple out there realizing that "their" song, the 2005 hit ballad "You're Beautiful," has nothing to do with a loving, body-positive relationship and everything to do with a stalker who's stoned out of his mind.

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H-1B visa applications decline for first time in 5 years

Fewer people want to come to America to work.

Tuesday, April 18

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Today is tax day. Here's what you need to know

When it comes to filing your taxes, today is not the day to dawdle.

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Can a marathon be run in under two hours?

Nearly everyone who starts the Boston Marathon completes it. In 2016, around 97% of the starters finished.

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There's a new world's oldest woman

How to be the oldest person in the world? Don't drink rum, according to 117-year-old Jamaican Violet-Mosse Brown, recently dubbed the world's oldest human.

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Apple cider vinegar: What the experts say

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular natural health products around, with claims for everything from sanitizing toothbrushes to whittling waistlines.

Sunday, April 16

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HBCU Report: Alabama State, Jackson State advance to Women’s Tennis Championship

Hawks showed what they are made of clawing back to a 3-3 tie, but then fell 100-88 in a five-frame rolloff when a controversial rules violation by the Cornhuskers created in a 167-167 tie in Game 7.

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(BPRW) Vy Higginsen's Mama Foundation Salutes The Incomparable Cissy Houston at Grand Opening of The Harlem Gospel Concert Series

The Mama Foundation for the Arts launches The Harlem Gospel Concert Series starring Vy Higginsen's Gospel Choir from Harlem at The Dempsey Theater, 127 West 127th Street starting April 15th and continuing the first three Saturdays in May (6th, 13th & 20th)

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African-American nurse overtakes psychiatric industry -- mental health care options just got better!

African-American professionals facing discrimination, looking to hire attorneys, been referred to mental health services, or expecting to be ‘made whole’

Saturday, April 15

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Freddie Jackson, still fabulous and fresh, works his music magic

With 11 No. 1 hits and 30 soundtrack tunes, Freddie Jackson arrives with a soulful, love movement with the sizzling new single, “One Night”

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HBCU Report: Alabama State, Jackson State advance to Women’s Tennis Championship

Top seeds Alabama State and Jackson State prevailed in Saturday’s semifinals on day two of the 2017 SWAC Women’s Tennis Tournament played at the Pepsi Tennis Center

Friday, April 14

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Ringling Bros Returns to Baltimore One Last Time!

Feld Entertainment, Inc. parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® producer of live family entertainment, announced in January that the iconic circus would hold its final performances at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., on May 7, and at the Nassau Veterans Memorial.

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Al Roker helps bring ‘crab walk’ title back to Baltimore

Al Roker with Loyola University Maryland Cheering Squad rallying the crowd before they attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of crab walkers

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Baltimore comedienne survives heart attack, urges women to be aware of wellbeing

Well-known comedienne Pamela Hill, whose performance name is “Miss Maybelle,” has survived a heart attack and two stroke.

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Students explore southern HBCUs on annual tour

There has been meaty discussions in the African-American community around the topic of whether it is culturally necessary to attend a Historically Black

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Aperture Education Launches Essay Contest with $1000 College Scholarship Prize

Succeeding in high school and college often requires more than just good grades.

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Lardarius Webb finds a way back to the Ravens

Lardarius Webb signed a three-year deal worth $10.5 million with the Baltimore Ravens after he was released by the team in March this year.

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Park School Third Grader’s Project Leads to Restriction on Idling

Park School Third Grader’s Project Leads to Restriction on Idling

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Central West Baltimore eager for State Center redevelopment

When you walk through Historic Marble Hill, you will appreciate the architectural craftsmanship with details that have stood the test of time and can’t be replicated by today’s builders.

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Mr. President, what if it was your Mama?

The president’s budget identified steep cuts in numerous domestic programs. It calls for the elimination of a key program that Meals on Wheels groups depend on: a $3 billion program—community development block grants (CDBG)— that began under the Ford administration to combat poverty by giving states and cities greater flexibility in how to combat poverty.

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Buckets Blakes of the Harlem Globetrotters visits local schools

For Anthony “Buckets” Blakes a member of the iconic Harlem Globetrotters for 15 years, shooting a basketball 583 feet and 8 inches is just another trick shot

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Trump’s EPA Awards Flint $100 Million for Water Crisis

Buried in the 24-hour news cycle of Russian conspiracies, presidential tweets, and White House nepotism, the Trump Administration found the time to set aside $100 million for the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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Baton Rouge Area Foundation accepting entries for 11th Annual Gaines Award

Deadline for $10,000 prize is August 15, 2017

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Internet security survey reveals Baltimore residents vulnerable to hacks

According to officials at Ooma, an online phone and Internet security company, multi-device Internet security has become particularly important now that a single network supports multiple devices

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Keyboardist Marcus Johnson to speak at Uplifting Minds II Entertainment Conference

NAACP Image Award winning keyboardist Marcus Johnson has been added to the list of entertainment business panelists for the Baltimore Uplifting Minds II (ULMII) entertainment conference at Security Square Mall on Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thursday, April 13

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HBCU Round-Up: MEAC Announces Weekly Tennis Honors

Morgan State junior Jeremy Field and Bethune-Cookman senior Alvaro Barrera were named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Tennis Co-Players of the Week

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New PACS focus on getting more blacks into politics

In the aftermath of former-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s crushing defeat last November, a number of groups were launched to encourage greater political participation among young people, women and minorities.

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Comedian Charlie Murphy dies following leukemia battle

Comedian Charlie Murphy died Wednesday after a battle with leukemia, according to his publicist Domenick Nati.

Wednesday, April 12

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Baysox Stifled By SeaWolves Again

Aderlin Rodriguez Homers for Fourth Consecutive Game in 4-2 Loss

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HBCU Round-Up: MEAC Announces Weekly Baseball Honors

MEAC Announces Weekly Baseball Honors

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At-home genetic test for 10 diseases gets first FDA approval

You will be able to test yourself at home for a genetic predisposition for certain diseases, thanks to a new ruling from the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Industry insiders say minorities should pursue oil jobs

There are great opportunities for African Americans and Latinos in the oil, natural gas, and petrochemical industries, according to industry insiders, who are calling on minorities to “get in the game.”

Tuesday, April 11

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HBCU Round-Up: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference - MEAC Softball

MEAC Announces Weekly Softball Honors

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HBCU Round-up: MEAC Tennis Recap, April 7-9

MEAC Tennis Recap, April 7-9

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Doctors still divided on when women should start mammograms

Despite what the American Cancer Society and other health organizations advise, many doctors still recommend routine mammograms to screen for breast cancer in younger and older women, a new paper suggests. Experts are divided on whether more screenings are beneficial.

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Is fruit juice healthy?

Fruit juice is not as nutritious as fresh fruit, but it can be a healthy part of your diet, if it's consumed in small portions.

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Delta meltdown: Pilots are on hold, too

You might not be the only one on hold with Delta Air Lines this weekend. Their pilots are, too.

Monday, April 10

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Fewer Americans are trying to lose weight

Diet is "a four-letter word for failure," if you ask Teena Henson.

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New York offers free college tuition. So do these countries

Is New York taking a page from Europe's education playbook?

Sunday, April 9

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Baysox Seek Military Hero Nominations

Special Card Set Giveaway to Honor Local Military Heroes

Saturday, April 8

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FC Barcelona Launches in Northern Virginia

Evergreen Sportsplex to be Official Home to FCBEscola Soccer School

Friday, April 7

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Filmmaker debuts new movie in Baltimore

Roosevelt Jackson wrote and produced the film “Residue,” which looks at the aftermath of police brutality on families in the Baltimore, District of Columbia, Virginia and surrounding areas. Residue made its Baltimore premiere at the Charles Theater on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

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It’s a beautiful weekend to enjoy live entertainment

Lindsey B. Johnson, founder of the Black Memorabilia, Fine Art & Crafts Show will have their Annual Event on Saturday and Sunday, April 8 & 9 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Parkway in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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The Great Distracter

Three of Donald Trump’s latest ploys to distract attention from Russiagate have failed

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Model chronicles cancer battle

The Baltimore Times front cover with Trina Isaac

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Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Maryland 529 launch “When I Grow Up” Sweepstakes

One winner will receive $529 toward college savings plus the chance to be a “conductor” for a day

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Entrepreneur’s Tech Tools

With all of the allegations surrounding Russian hackers, news about email leaks, and major intrusions at political organizations, concerns about your own information security shouldn’t be pushed aside.

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Sponsors of hate today must be held accountable

Over the next several days, across the United States, people will pause in solemn remembrance of the 49th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968.

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Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

he Entrepreneur’s Toolkit is a resource to help budding and existing entrepreneurs with taking their enterprise to the next level.

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Hands of Hope brings health fair to Glen Burnie again

Hands of Hope provides health information and offers programs and resources for people of all ages in an effort to strengthen the communities it serves. Hands of Hope will hold the 2nd Annual Spring into Health Expo on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Marley Station Mall located at 7900 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

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Bowie teen is finalist in nationwide ‘kidtrepreneur’ contest

Seventeen-year-old Gabrielle Jordan from Bowie, Maryland is among ten finalists from around the country in Barbara’s Bakery’s search for the next amazing young business owner.

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Baltimore model chronicles cancer battle

Trina Isaac refuses to let cancer define her or to let the disease stop her dreams. She was discovered by designer Luna Joachim and is now an international fashion model walking the catwalk in places like New York and Paris— with her ostomy bag.

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BGE Green Grants Program Now Accepting Applications

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Green Grants program.

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PNC Foundation, DonorsChoose.org bring spring sunshine to Harlem Park Head Start

PNC Foundation will fund hundreds of pre-K classroom requests as part of a new $5 million grant to DonorsChoose.org to provide teachers with resources necessary to inspire a love of learning in their students.

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Ravens decide to move on from Timmy Jernigan

Jernigan has been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Leah's Book Club celebrates Women's History Month

Leah's Book Club held the 7th annual Irene Bennett Reid Memorial Tea on Sunday, March 19 at the Rawlings-Fulton Clubhouse at the Forest Park Golf Course.

Thursday, April 6

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HBCU Round-Up:MEAC Announces Weekly Tennis Honors

MEAC Announces Weekly Tennis Honors

Wednesday, April 5

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The 2017 American Black Film Festival announces “ALL EYEZ ON ME” as closing night film selection

PRESENTED BY LIONSGATE FILMS, CODEBLACK FILMS AND MORGAN CREEK PRODUCTIONS

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HBCU Round-Up: SWAC Baseball Recaps: April 4

Prairie View A&M University baseball team lost at Texas State 10-1 Tuesday night at Bobcat Ballpark

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Baltimore Holds Job Fair on April 12

Job seekers are invited to attend Ripley's Job Fair on Wednesday, April 12 from 10 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, located at 301 Light Street on the Inner Harbor.

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Fitness tracker clues woman in to life-threatening condition

Quick feedback from a Connecticut woman's Fitbit confirmed her suspicions that her shortness of breath and rapid heartbeat were cause for alarm.

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WhatsApp plans move into digital payments

The world's biggest mobile messaging service could soon allow tens of millions of users to send each other something other than photos, videos and emojis -- money.

Tuesday, April 4

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Hangry, sext, alt-right: Dictionary.com adds 300 new words

Steel yourselves, language pedants: Dictionary.com has added 300 new words to its online database.

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Mike Epps apologizes for kangaroo incident

Turns out not everyone thinks bringing a kangaroo on stage is funny.

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Low-dose aspirin can reduce risk of death from cancer, research says

An aspirin a day may keep the doctor away. It may also reduce your chances of dying from cancer, according to a study on long-term regular aspirin use and different kinds of cancer.

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Distracted driving: Urging companies to crack down

In 2004, David Teater of Spring Lake, Michigan, lost his 12-year-old son, the youngest of three boys, to a distracted driver. Afterward, he knew there were a few different ways he could get involved to raise awareness about this deadly problem.

Monday, April 3

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First Musical Meatless Monday in May launches on Monday, May 1 in Baltimore.

On Monday, May 1st, A Well-Fed World presents the first-ever "Musical Meatless Monday" at Northwestern High School, 6900 Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore

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Baltimore CASH Campaign announces 12th Annual Money Power Day®

Congressman Cummings & Sarbanes, Mayor Pugh with over 1000 adults, teens and children expected to attend this free, fun-filled and informative financial services fair - April is National Financial Education Month

Sunday, April 2

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THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW" IS HIRING INTERNS FOR THE SPRING, SUMMER, AND FALL

Ideal candidates will be those pursuing careers in television production

Saturday, April 1

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Baysox, WNAV Renew Broadcast Partnership

The Bowie Baysox and 1430-AM WNAV will continue their partnership for a fourth season in 2017

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PULL UP A CHAIR AND JOIN AYESHA CURRY FOR FAMILY AND FOOD IN AYESHA'S HOME KITCHEN

Premieres Sunday, April 30th at 12:30pm ET/PT on Food Network

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Lupus: What you need to know

It's a centuries old disorder that wasn't recognized as worthy of research funding until 2005.